2017 ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD: Just 1 WEEK only to Deadline (Poetry Manuscript)

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** 2017 Book Award :: Only 1 WEEK to Deadline

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (for poetry manuscript)
Able Muse Write Prize (for poetry & flash fiction)A.E. Stallings - final judge for the Book Award Just 1 WEEK left before entry deadline

$1000 prize
publication of winning book manuscript by Able Muse Press
• all poetry styles welcome
Entry deadline: March 31, 2017
• anonymous judging by final judge: Charles Martin

• Details at:  http://www.ablemusepress.com/

2016 Winners
Aaron Poochigian for his manuscript, Manhattanite - (judged by A.E. Stallings)
. . . $1000 to the winner & publication by Able Muse Press. Complete results here.

Word Galaxy Press Word Galaxy Press
(an imprint of Able Muse Press)
announces the pre-release of
Some Bore Gifts - Stories
by A.G. Harmon

ISBN 978-1-927409-97-8 • July 2, 2017 release • 228 pp.


Now available for Pre-Order:

These are elegant and humble and ruminative stories of people reaching their worldly ends in one way or another, and their encounters there with grace and a hard-wrought hope. Some Bore Gifts is in itself a gift, and A.G. Harmon a writer who blesses us with his art.
—Bret Lott, author of Dead Low Tide

Some Bore Gifts, is stunningly diverse, displaying a vast range of characters and the skill to draw them that enchants his reader.
—Margaret-Love Denman,
author of Daily, Before Your Eyes

Some Bore Gifts are stories that track the movement from despair to hope, loss to restitution, the seemingly random steps we take along the road of grace. Harmon’s consummate storytelling makes us believe in, not only the resilience, but also the essential grandeur of the human spirit.
—Suzanne M. Wolfe,
author of The Confessions of X

Some Bore Gifts, is stunningly diverse, displaying a vast range of characters and the skill to draw them that enchants his reader. 
—Margaret-Love Denman,
author of Daily, Before Your Eyes

Figuring in the Figure - Poems by Ben Berman
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SB Able Muse Press  announces
the pre-release of

The Bard and Scheherazade Keep Company - Poems
by Jan D. Hodge

ISBN 978-1-927409-85-5 • June 5, 2017 release • 112 pp.


Now available for Pre-Order:

[Jan D. Hodge has given us an astonishing book-as remarkable a tour de force as ever I’ve seen. I wouldn’t have thought that witty verse form, the double dactyl, could be used to tell a story, but modifying the pattern only slightly, Hodge retells some celebrated stories in enjoyable style-Shakespeare plays, six tales from the Arabian Nights, and the popular medieval legend of Reynard the Fox
—X.J. Kennedy

Open this book at random, and you will find the form perfectly used, the language both natural and original, and the wit a delight.
Gail White

Jan D. Hodge has renovated the most challenging of light verse forms and transformed it into a vehicle for poems that revisit classic works of literature.
—A.M. Juster

Figuring in the Figure - Poems by Ben Berman
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SB Able Muse Press  announces
the pre-release of

Figuring in the Figure - Poems
by Ben Berman

ISBN 978-1-927409-71-8 • March 20, 2017 release • 88 pp.


Now available for Pre-Order:

[Ben Berman's] luminous details evoke a world of mutable forms and shapes that suggest the fragility of our lives. . . . This is a quietly beautiful book that deserves attention and recognition..
—Jeff Friedman

The influence here of Frost returns us to Frost’s virtues: these poems make points and have a point of view. Like Frost, Berman is unsparing in his introspection.
Rodger Kamenetz

His observations are enriched with various kinds of humor—aphorisms, riddles, word plays, and puns. This book is wise and wonderful..
Beth Ann Fennelly

Ben Berman’s fine, clever poems are never merely clever. . . . If invention is his inclination, order is his learned yet sly companion, “a partner,” he writes, “the type/ that coyly invites chaos to dance.”
—Lawrence Raab

Figuring in the Figure - Poems by Ben Berman
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Able Muse Review - Print Edition (Number 22): Winter 2016

The latest Able Muse, Winter 2016 (Print Edition, Number 22), with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle, NOOK, Kobo & iBooks editions), and with online excerpts and the subscribers' online edition at: www.AbleMuse.com

Able Muse Review - Print Edition (Number 22): Winter 2016
Featured Poet: Bill Coyle
Featured Artist: Mitch Dobrowner

Able Muse, Number 22 - Winter 2016
editorial:Alexander Pepple
featured artist: Mitch Dobrowner (interviewed by Sharon Passmore) featured poet: Bill Coyle (interviewed by Ernest Hilbert) • fiction: Erika Warmbrunn, Cameron MacKenzie, Vicky Mlyniec essays: Gerry Cambridge book reviews: Amit Majmudar, Brooke Clark poetry: Amit Majmudar, Len Krisak, Scott Ruescher, Timothy Murphy, Cody Walker, Christine de Pizan, Håkan Sandell, Anna M. Evans, Feng Zhi, Tony Barnstone, Liz Ahl, Susan McLean, Elise Hempel, Siham Karami, Maryann Corbett, Fran Markover, Colleen Carias, Julie Steiner, Elizabeth Wager, Clare Jones.
With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to --Nicole Caruso Garcia, Susan de Sola, Scott M. Miller (Assistant Poetry Editors); Robert B. Shaw, N.S. Thompson (Nonfiction Editors);  Karen Kevorkian (Fiction Editor); Cheryl Diane Kidder, Janice D. Soderling, Rob Wright (Assistant Fiction Editors).

Alex Pepple, Editor

SB Able Muse Press new release:
The Borrowed World - Poems
by Emily Leithauser
WINNER, 2015 Able Muse Book Award
(as selected by Peter Campion)

ISBN 978-1-927409-67-1 • July 4, 2016 release • 84 pp.


[T]his book is made to endure. The Borrowed World marks the arrival of a major talent.
—Peter Campion
, 2015 Able Muse Book Award judge, author of El Dorado

These are deeply felt poems and Leithauser has a finely-tuned ear for the lyricism of syntax and the enduring rhythms of traditional forms. The Borrowed World is her stunning debut.
—Natasha Trethewey
, 2012–2014 US Poet Laureate, author of Thrall

[I]n poem after poem, she enlarges and encompasses, she broadens and deepens and transmutes perception into feeling, feeling into thought, and thought into revelation.
—Vijay Seshadri
, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of 3 Sections

The Borrowed World is a moving and memorable debut which covers a lot of ground but is always rooted in actualities.
—Andrew Motion, 1999–2009 UK Poet Laureate, author of The Customs House

I have read The Borrowed World several times, and each time I find more in it to be delighted and touched by.
—Michael Palma
(from the foreword), author of Begin in Gladness


The Borrowed World - Poems by Emily Leithauser
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** NEW RELEASES from Able Muse Press ***
Times Square and Other Stories - poems by William Baer

by William Baer  

Times Square and Other Stories engage the reader all the way from the title piece, an ambitious tale that draws upon art, love, and the complex beauty of the human narrative, through eight other works that touch upon the timeless questions of what it means to create and to act, to be and to pretend.
— A.G. Harmon
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Asperity Street - Poems - poems by Gail White

by Gail White  

 Special Honoree, 2014 Able Muse
Book Award

Asperity Street unfolds as a brilliant mural we can return to again and again, as the poet does—still vulnerable, and wiser each time.
— Molly Peacock, 2014 Able Muse Book Award judge
. . . read more
Slingshots and Love Plums - Poems - poems by Wendy Videlock

by Wendy Videlock  

Slingshots and Love Plums offers a delicious variety of treats, from witty send-ups of contemporary mores to somber reflections on mortality, love, and friendship.
— David Caplan
. . . read more
Bed of Impatiens - Poems - poems by Katie Hartsock border=

by Katie Hartsock  

Has American poetry ever produced a fresher, savvier, grittier, more elegant, and drop-dead formally exhilarating sequence than Katie Hartsock’s “Hotels, Motels, and Extended Stays”? If so, I’ve yet to see it. Hartsock is as deft (and loving) with the vulgarities of truck stop rent-by-the-hour as with the secret wit of rhyme, or the venerables of Homeric epic: her range and her inventiveness appear to know no limit. And this is just a fraction of what bursts to life in Bed of Impatiens. I’m dazzled by the sheer bounty of it.
Linda Gregerson
. . . read more

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